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, nancy. >> congratulations. you talked a little bit about corps dell hall and the extraordinary situation with hopkins kind of being the, i guess, in a unique position in foreign policy, national security apparatus. but that must have been, i mean, today that would be very controversial. >> right. >> was it controversial? >> well, hopkins was, hopkins himself was a lightning rod for criticism, and he was concerned to be a rahs putin, you know? -- pass tiewnt, you know? he was putting evil thoughts into roosevelt's head. so was it controversial that he would have all those positions? yeah. he had too much power. he was the only civilian other than -- well, roosevelt wasn't a civilian, i guess. he was the only civilian admitted into the map room. they set up a map room in the white house where all the cables came in from all over the world on the national security issues. he was the only guy admitted into go in there anytime he wanted to. so he was, you know, he was hated by the conservatives of the country at the time. there were, you know, the chicago -- the newspapers, the chicago trib a
dells he say in your presence or any of his staff that caused him trouble with the president of the united states? .. the idea was to show there is a bipartisan, serious national security pic which they felt for young president with no military experience what informed not just campaign people in that circle. it's interesting now the president had gotten way away from man and his national security team are close to visors. c-span: general jones, four-star marine, what did the other millipede for -- people say him? >> guest: they did not like general jones at all. c-span: why? >> guest: they basically said he was a clown and didn't understand what they were doing. c-span: how could you follow -- call a of four-star general a clown? >> guest: i have probably called a four-star general a clown in this interview. c-span: it's easy for people in the military. >> guest: i think this is the attitude -- good to be a navy s.e.a.l. you have to assume such a huge amount of risk and your whole life is one giant gamble, jumping out of planes, deep-sea diving. the craziest stuff. celebra
networks, president clinton was was dell and he said we can't expect our businesses to compete internationally if they only have access the speed of korea, and he is absolutely right. >> reed hundt, energy is included in your book on technology. why? >> guest: to quote the smashing pumpkins, we all know what we're after, we just have to get there faster. we all know we need a clean energy economy, where it's really, really cheap to buy the energy and where the energy that you're buying is not polluting the atmosphere. not causing a greenhouse gasses that are driving up the temperature and producing droughts and is not producing a number of other health-related effects from air pollution. we all know this. we know what we're after. how we're going to get there? the way we discovered in the book is, it's pretty simple. could you have the federal government buy all the new things that are necessary and then give them away? not practical. not going to happen. we don't have that kind of capability in the federal government to add the deficit. so you have to open the door to private
change the hydrology and the building of the dell that is effectively cause the precipitous drop of wetlands that we experienced in 1930, we get it from sea level rise, and the plan put together recognizes that, went we believe within the next 50 years we can in coast call louisiana, and fort most part throughout the gulf region, develop a plan and way to create a long term sustainable ecosystem and a sustainable coast that provides resources to the nation. >> this is -- i like my job so this is where i pass the microphone on fracking. [laughter] not really. i already stated we have to make hard decisions on what we can do and what -- especially what the mississippi river can bring to us, both good and bad, and think about the future and take care of the people in some way, some farmers have suggested that shrimpers in the gulf of mexico should just find another way to make their living. that doesn't sit very well with me or probably -- >> no, not at all. >> i didn't think so. or anybody else, but times are a changing, and we have to be able to keep up with it and an anticipate i
, they can get a gun. cross the line in dell e delware, it's a fugitive warrant. people convicted of misdemeanors for abusing their children are now prohibited, aid to the list. but you deal with it every day, there's parental abuse for elderly parents. should they be prohibited? i'm not making a judgment bota. convinced judgment but i am convinced whether or not the prohibited category should be scened. the most delicate area is the mental health area, which requires a great deal of study and ironically, this i is where you find the pro gun guys to prohibit more and the antigun guys saying, no, no, no it's privacy. but we have to look at it. we have to address it. just a few of the potential categories the president asked the attorney general to look at. but there's a second issue involved here, and all of you know it. we have a thing called nicks. it runs the background check on people before they can buy guns if they're in that prohibited class, and it's a little like, if you ever bought a gun -- i have two shotguns, 20-gauge and a 12-gauge shotgun. you go and you get a backgro
and dell want to appease china. so the natural reaction is kick the can down the road and wait for a catalyst for a problem which is a dangerous way to approach it to. that is my recommendation. it is important to you choose toward accommodation because i worry about the risk from muddling the issues. >> america and power with security policy. >> i remember the substance of the argument. [laughter] >> this may or may not but current policy is good but it deviating too far trying to strike and a perfect balance to remain resolute and strong but i would like to see a strong posture and doing a good job but they have done little things. with that thesis is modest and i am glad for that i don't want to go to excessive appeasement in the sense we have economic and strategic strength china did not have. with the openness of my political system. even though china is the top manufacturer. compared to countries use to those that are injuring then you see there is no particular reason to shrink back. and then not only chinese aggression but if they do something they will seize one of the
carolina, independent line. dell go ahead. >> caller: yes, hello, emily. my question to you is i'm an independent african-american male, and i am concerned because i am -- i understand the struggle and the plight of women. never been -- i have to deal with the backlash from the struggle of women trying to reach equality as people, regardless of gender. what concerns me i notice the more that women progress in the urban community, the more households that are broken up, the more men in prison, the more women that end up single parents, and i want to know what your opinion is as far as offering a solution to, when these women are progressing, what can we do as a hole, as women and men to keep the families together long-term, despite ourplight. in order to come together. thank you very much and have a great day. >> guest: thank you. that's a very good question. something we're seeing changing over the last many decades when women entered the work force. i'm not going to pretend to have the answers to these questions, but i will say that the women who are stepping up to run for offic
to keep in mind is that we're not -- we flipping around the term "dell ceiling. -- debt ceiling." what we're talking about here is congress' power to borrow money and how we should be paying our bills based on that or some other med of -- method of raising revenue. so i think that's important to keep in mind. >> mr. hoagland, you were a member of that task force as well. >> yes. and in fairness, congressman, that task force also recommended a balanced plan that included tax increases as well as spending cuts, more on the spending side than the reduction in the rate of growth. the occasions of the debt level that were headed at 77% growing into the future i think has jeopardized, quite frankly, our standing in the world. when we have about 40, 50% of in this debt owned by invest beers outside of the ideas -- investors outside of the united states, we're raising questions about the sovereignty of this country going forward. and in terms of where's the turning point, i think that's the problem most economists would say they can't answer that question. who knows when that last drop into the t
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